facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

NHL: Atlanta 3, New Jersey 2

Feb. 27, 2004 at 10:26 PM   |   Comments

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Dany Heatley scored a power-play goal with 5:48 left in the third period Friday night as Atlanta edged New Jersey, 3-2.

Even though the Thrashers played without benched leading scorer Ilya Kovalchuk, they ended the Devils' three-game winning streak.

Atlanta coach Bob Hartley benched Kovalchuk after the All-Star was late to a team meeting. But the Thrashers never trailed and avoided a third straight loss.

New Jersey quickly answered Atlanta's first two goals as the teams scored four times in a 2:13 span of the second period.

But a high-sticking penalty on acting captain Scott Niedermayer proved costly for the Devils as Heatley tipped defenseman Garnet Exelby 's wrist shot from the point between the pads of goaltender Martin Brodeur for his fifth goal of the season.

© 2004 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Ray Rice could return to the NFL within a month Ray Rice could return to the NFL within a month
2
Lorde's song 'Royals' banned by San Francisco radio until World Series Lorde's song 'Royals' banned by San Francisco radio until World Series
3
Seattle news station uses photo of NBA star for Peyton Manning Seattle news station uses photo of NBA star for Peyton Manning
4
Peyton Manning breaks record for most touchdown passes Peyton Manning breaks record for most touchdown passes
5
UPI horse racing roundup UPI horse racing roundup
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback